Multiculturalism Has Failed

European nations are finally admitting that their attempts at multiculturalism have failed. Years of a politically correct, non-judgmental attitude towards immigration and other cultures has brought about chaos and economic troubles. What is now becoming evident should have been obvious in the first place: Immigrants need to adapt to their new country – not the other way around.

French President Sarkozy is the latest European leader to admit the failure. When asked about fostering distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups in his country, he responded: “My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure…We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him”.

This follows on the heels of Britain Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge to make Britain a lot less tolerant towards Islamic extremists, another indication that multiculturalism has failed. He, too, said that immigrants to Britain must sign up to the country’s core values and the rule of law and democracy.

Countries such as Sweden and Holland are also experiencing problems due to politically correct handling of immigrants. It has long been a twisted progressive policy for countries to adapt to immigrants rather than immigrants adapting to the country. Following this rule has spawned many separate communities rather than the desired assimilation that immigration is supposed to bring. Thus, demonstrations demanding even more separate treatment are on the increase and unrest abounds.

Immigrants to the US have also been demanding special treatment and continue to balk at attempts to get them to assimilate. Progressives’ attempts to follow European nations’ socialistic policies seem to be immune from lessons learned by those countries. This, of course, is a perfect example of “blind ideology” and unless those blinders are removed, we will follow Europe into the social morass they are trying to extricate themselves from.

David J. Hentosh


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